King David cries out in the Psalms: Sons of man, how long will My glory be shamed? Rashi connects this to our Haftara, when King Saul berates his son Jonathan for protecting David, “the son of Jesse.” For as long as the son of Jesse lives on the earth, you and your kingship will not be unshaken! It hurt David, says Rashi, that people only saw him as “the son of Jesse” and not as his own person. Indeed, we all long to be more than “Sons of Man,” and tempting as it sometimes is to view people through the prism of their family, we must also learn to view people as individuals in their own right.